Sunday, December 17, 2017

Jet Airways cancels Kolkata-bound flight, stranded passengers agitate at Guwahati airport

With scores of Jet Airways passengers hungry, tired and left fuming since Saturday night at Guwahati's Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, the situation continues to remain tense today.

The trouble started after Jet Airways first delayed a Kolkata-bound flight by 2.30 hours and later cancelled it at 10:30pm Saturday night.

According to flyers, the airline did not provide them with any accommodation plan or meal and only after they protested, were they handed sandwiches and a water bottle each.

Later, the passengers were told that they will be accommodated on the next flight- as per seat availability.

But, the first flight on Sunday morning too got delayed due to fog, adding to the ruckus furthermore. Moreover, the second flight was scheduled for 1:35pm today.

Speaking exclusively to India Today, Ram Sagar Deuri, Deputy Director, Airport Authority, Borjhar Airport said, "Two flights were cancelled due to fog and bad weather. Airport Authority had provided adequate facilities to all passengers. Due to bad weather seven departing flights and nine arriving flights were delayed up to 9:30 am today."
17/12/17 Manogya Loiwal/India Today